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  • Distal radial fractures heal by direct woven bone formation

    Source - MDLinx

    Descriptions of fracture healing almost exclusively deal with shaft fractures and they often emphasize endochondral bone formation. In reality, most fractures occur in metaphysealcancellous bone. Apart from a study of vertebral fractures, authors have not found any histological description of cancellous bone healing in humans. The histology suggests that cells in the midst of the marrow respond to the trauma by direct formation of bone, independently of trabecular surfaces.

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  • No Time to Hesitate Before Hip Surgeryl

    Source - dailyRx

    Older adults who take a bad fall or blow to the hip might need to act quickly. If the hip's fractured, there's no time to delay.

    A study recently presented at a conference found that delaying surgery to treat a fractured hip more than two days increased the odds of dying by about 10 percent.

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  • Patients rave about anterior hip replacement, but it's not right for all

    Source - Tampa Bay Times

    Ann Elias knew something was wrong when her much-loved tennis games produced more pain than pleasure. X-rays showed the source of her discomfort — enough damage to her hip joint to warrant hip replacement surgery. But the 71-year-old put it off for more than two years after friends shared frightening stories about the long, painful recovery from hip surgery done in the conventional way, through an incision made on the back side of the body.

    For instance, with the anterior approach there is less danger of the new ball joint popping out of its socket in the six weeks or so after surgery. "Medicare estimates that 2 to 3 percent of all (hip replacement) patients nationally have dislocation" with the standard surgery, Cooper said. "With anterior, it's 0.2 percent."

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  • Patients physically more active than ever before and after hip implantations

    Source - PR-inside.com

    The proportion of patients physically active before and after a hip implantation increased in the last decade by 14%, Swiss researchers reported at the EFORT Congress in Istanbul. The sustainable success of hip replacements was confirmed in a recent long-term study which nevertheless cautioned against excessive physical activity.

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  • Embrace the Knee Brace

    Source - dailyRx

    It's been established that braces for the knees can provide relief from pain and protection from injury. But until now, not much was known on whether knee braces can pinpoint pain in the kneecap.

    Knee braces can ease pain from osteoarthritis specifically in the kneecap, according to a study recently presented at a conference.

    The findings show that the brace is a step forward from relying on painkillers and reducing the chances of needing joint surgery, according to researchers.

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  • Working Out The Wobbly Knees

    Source - dailyRx

    General exercise programs improved pain levels and stability in the knees just as well as exercises that target that joint in patients with unstable knees, a recently published study found.

    About 78 percent of the knee-specific exercise group and 77 percent of the general exercise group reported their knee symptoms remained stable or improved six months after the exercise programs. The researchers found that activity limitations, knee instability and pain decreased in both groups by about 20 to 40 percent.

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  • Youth football concussions occurred mostly during games, not practice

    Source - Healio

    Children playing tackle football are more likely to sustain a concussion during games and not practice, according to recent study results published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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  • No Gym Necessary: 4 Anywhere-Exercises

    Source - US news

    Quit the gym. Or rather, if the 40 or 50 bucks you shell out each month for a membership is shrinking your wallet, remember that folks have been exercising since long before the days of ellipticals and spin classes. Many exercises can be done just about anywhere, any time. Squats in the office; push-ups as the pasta cooks; lunges during "Game of Thrones"—there's no need to pay cash for these moves, just cold, hard calories. Below, five fitness experts with a collective six-pack of 30 abs (don't think about the math too hard) dole out their favorite exercises that require no gym, no trainer and barely any equipment.

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  • I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

    Source - A Nation in Motion

    As a former college basketball player I saw first hand the devastation that a season ending injury can cause. I was also fortunate enough to see the skill of a surgeon that can "repair your broken parts," and the motivation it takes for an athlete to rehab successfully to return to the game they love. I feel I can relate to athletes of all ages and help them accomplish their goals and get them back to their active lifestyles.

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  • Breakthrough In Arthritis Research

    Source - Medical News Today

    Researchers at Western University have made a breakthrough that could lead to a better understanding of a common form of arthritis that, until now, has eluded scientists.

    According to The Arthritis Society, the second most common form of arthritis after osteoarthritis is "diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis" or DISH. It affects between six and 12 percent of North Americans, usually people older than 50. DISH is classified as a form of degenerative arthritis and is characterized by the formation of excessive mineral deposits along the sides of the vertebrae in the neck and back. Symptoms of DISH include spine pain and stiffness and in advanced cases, difficulty swallowing and damage to spinal nerves. The cause of DISH is unknown and there are no specific treatments.

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